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Garnet flowers

About this design:

You girls know how uncomfortable and unnatural is for me to use crystals, it actually was my last year resolution to incorporate them more in my designs, a year had past and I did nothing with them except this design, not very good at promises.


Garnet beads from LB, Clay River pendant, furnace glass tubes and Swarovski crystals from my stash, handmade copper clasp, connector and rings.

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Very pretty!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Funky and delicate as the same time. I love love love it!

  3. A me
    A me says:

    Beautiful color combo,great for blue jeans..ithink it is fancy funky.

  4. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Great design. Very vintage and modern at the same time.

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    You did a wonderful job utilizing the crystals, Laud but I don’t understand why you would want to force yourself to use them. You have a wonderful, definitive style and I don’t see crystals as an element that could add anything to your art.

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love how you strung the pendant in this, Asia! Lovely design and colors! Happy New Year to you :)

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    love the glass tubes and the little garnets clustered from the jump ring above the focal.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I am not one for crystals either! I love this..the design is great..very wearable and I love those tubes!

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very pretty.

  10. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Another beauti Asia!!

  11. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Asia. Def a fave for me :)

  12. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    This is gorgeous, Asia! :)

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Happy New Year everyone, thank you so much. Gail I just need to get out of my comfort zone sometimes :D

  14. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    This is fabulous Asia! Great work to come out of your comfort zone! This is gorgeous! Love it! :D

  15. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    I’m with you there Asia: I don’t quite like crystals either, but I also think it’s good to try out new things. (People do tend to think my repertoire can be a bit all over the place because of that, but that’s their problem, I guess!) I love the “build” of this piece, I can imagine it looks quite stunning on! Have to put it into my faves, definitely!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    My comment disappeared…. :( I love this, Asia! Uncomfortable or not, you did an awesome job!

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Asia, you do have a point there. Since I’m fairly new at this, I tend to be all over the place style-wise so I really envy people that have a recognizable style and I certainly do love yours! I don’t care for crystals either although I will use one or two when they seem to be called for. I much prefer your earthy, funky style to more ornate pieces but you’ve managed to incorporate the crystals in a manner that doesn’t compromise that. Hats off to you!

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you again everyone. Gail, I’m quite new to beading also, about 14 months, my first hobby that I’m sticking with, I absolutely love it. Last year we had a whole bunch of crazy girls and did some challenges, it was so much fun and a great way to explore designs and push the boundaries.

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